One of the benefits of going forward with cremation services in Roy, WA for a loved one who has passed away is that after the cremation is complete, the person’s remains are in a much smaller, easier to transport form. If you want to take that person back to their hometown across the country, or you want to take them to a special location out of state for an ash scattering service, that is much more possible with cremation. You can easily place the urn in a safe location in your car and drive them wherever you want to go, but there are also flying options.
If you decide you are going to take a flight somewhere and your loved one is going to come along in the urn, you need to make sure you have the remains prepared correctly. They need to be in an approved container that will keep everything in order. Rather than use the simple container that the funeral home provides, you will want an urn that can be tightly sealed to avoid any accidental spilling while the plane shifts around.
Once you choose an airline, you will need to look into the rules and policies they have on traveling with an urn. Different airlines have different regulations so check with a few, or ensure that you know what the rules are on the airline you have chosen. You will want to clarify anything you don’t understand so you can get everything in order without confusion later.
It is important to make sure you have a certified copy of your loved one’s death certificate for you. It might be something you are asked to present to prove what is in the container. Your urn will need to go through the x-ray process, which is not a problem with plastic, cardboard, glass, or other such materials, but metal can cause issues. If you have a metal urn for your loved one, talk to the airline to see what they need you to do in order to pass through.
The biggest piece of advice is to know the airline rules and to follow them so when you check in and board the flight, there aren’t any issues that you haven’t already addressed. You will want to make sure things go as smoothly as possibly as you are likely mourning and dealing with a lot as it is.
The professionals who have helped with your loved one’s cremation services in Roy, WA may have further insight and advice as to what you can do when you want to travel with an urn by plan to another location. If you decide to make the trip, even a month or longer after the cremation has taken place, you can still call Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary and get advice as to what you will want to do to get things ready in advance so you are as prepared as possible. We’re always here to help you with whatever you need pertaining to your loved one’s services.